Amazing and unique and hums with the beatnik vibe. Loved sitting on the second floor with the windows flung open, people watching (both tourists outside and some rowdy characters inside!)
It's like stepping back in time every time I come here. Love this place!
Great antiquated vintage atmosphere, good drinks.
Drinks are nothing special, but the atmosphere is very unique. Great for reading and having a drink solo in the afternoon, before it gets busy.
Casual bar to hang out
Grab a book next door at City Lights and read (and drink) yourself silly.
Bring a book and some lunch and sit upstairs to people watch.
Joanna is awesone. Loved the Sazerac cocktail!
Bring your own lunch.
Cozy balcony for drinks and conversation with friends.
Really neat place to sit and watch the tourists go by. Table service is something you don't usually see at a dive. Cool decorations, like an authentic version of what TGI Fridays wants to be.
Quite cheap pitcher during happy hour
Cool vibe and history here, pretty reasonable drinks too
Atmosphere is always great here. Crowded yet cozy place to get away from the tourist traps of North Beach and enjoy a beer.
Grab yourself a Kerouac. Just make sure your pants are on tight. It's a strong one.
Jack Kerouac's old hangout and right next to City Lights. In the center of the Barbary Coast and SF's. Definitely feels old school and doesn't feel touristy.
Get the recession special
Beer and cool tables!
Very cool place. Came on a busy night and had bad service.
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Try the famous Bohemian Coffee.
Get the special - bourbon with a beer.
Hmm not convinced. Feels a bit "cheap", drinks below average. Pilsner Urquell on tap though.
Great atmosphere, good music and at a good price
Probably the best place I've been in Frisco. And it feels sooo beat, if you know what I mean :) come here and enjoy ginger beer and dark rum in one cocktail!
Drink where Kerouac drank. Teetotallers welcome too: decent selection of tea, plus espresso drinks.
Where Jack Kerouac drank.
Old Beatnick hangout next to City Lights Bookstore in North Beach. Have a drink where Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and Neal Cassidy used to spend their evenings.
Beatnik watering hole.
Grab a table on the 2ND floor by the window
You can really sense the history walking into the bar. I would recommend sitting upstairs and hang out. Cool view of the entire restaurant.
Our server was very much in a harry and did not help to chose a cocktail. Look it up in advance.
Worst waitress on earth.
Grab a Dark&Stormy (rum&ginger beer- quite refreshing!) and grab a seat upstairs by the window for prime people watching on Columbus! Also, this place doesn't serve food but you CAN bring your own in!
Sit at the bar - great bartenders.
Grab a table upstairs for a nice view of the bar and the streets below and enjoy a yummy Hendrick's Gin and tonic.
No cappuccino's after 2pm 8-(
Best gimlet I have ever had.
Stop by a café that helped launch a generation. The beat generation.
David is THE bartender you want to befriend :)
Grab an espresso, a classic beat read and people watch from the second floor of one of Jack Kerouac's old haunts.
Try the Jack Keroac - The Jack Keroac special drink. Very tasty and a great vibe at this place! #bar #drinks
Grab a table upstairs. Great views of busy North Beach tourist traffic and pervert men going into nudie bars.
Great spot with an awesome beer selection. Second floor is perfect for small groups or date night!
Best bartenders and most interesting crowd (in a good way)
Dark and stormy from John Deer
Must do if you're in SF. Get the "Jack Kerouac" and their Anchor Steam IPA.
The cocktails suck
The seat in the upstairs back corner overlooking Columbus is one of the best views in all SF